Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse


Basic Alpine Climb - Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Nice glacier climb in a spectacular, scenic area NE of Mt. Baker. We will do Ruth with Icy as an option.

  • Sat, Jun 23, 2018 — Sun, Jun 24, 2018
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft

Will meet at TH on Saturday at time TBD.  Carpooling will be encouraged.  We will coordinate on group gear to try and lighten everyone's load.

Kitsap Basic students and Basic graduates that contribute back to the program will be given priority.  Greater consideration will be given to those who are not yet ready for a Rainier type challenge.  If you are not in the above categories, please wait until 6/10 to contact the climb leader about the opportunity to register as earlier contact will be ignored.


Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Mt Shuksan

    USGS Mt Sefrit
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (60 liters or larger)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Picket
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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